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Originally Posted by amped View Post
Actually, that's not true. NaCl and other soluble salts are only going to dissociate in an aqueous solution. So my salted AS5 comment was just a joke. I doubt there's enough H2O present to cause the NaCl to dissociate, and therefore make it an electrolytic solution.
That's chemical blending, requires bonding betweens atoms...or things similar, what I was talking about was mixed, as in AS5 mixed with metal dust (i.e came from lapping hs, proc) in an insoluble solution, might conduct electricity.
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So was mine... I was just pointing out that you can't view something as conductive, just because the possible inclusion of foreign particles might make it so.
That's true, sorry for the confusion, should I say very likely.
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post #53 of 55
Actually I was looking at the AS5 instruction. Look what I found.

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Important Reminder
Even though Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound is specifically engineered for
high electrical resistance, you should keep the compound away from
processor, memory, and motherboard traces and pins. There is a possibility
that dust or metal particles and/or shavings carried by airflow inside the
computer case could contaminate the compound and increase its electrical
conductivity.
    
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Actually I was looking at the AS5 instruction. Look what I found.
Again covering their asses. Under those conditions ANY thermal paste (with micronized silver or not) could become conductive if enough metal dust contaminated it... who laps over there open computer case anyway???
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Again covering their asses. Under those conditions ANY thermal paste (with micronized silver or not) could become conductive if enough metal dust contaminated it... who laps over there open computer case anyway???
I do I do, and then I also have metal dust flowing around my room and blowing right into my PC fans
    
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